Want a heartfelt crime drama? Perhaps a short sequence of periods? Look no further than Peaky Blinders.
“Peaky Blinders” is a gangster family epic set in 1919 in Birmingham, England, shortly after World War I. The plot revolves around the Romani/Irish Peaky Blinders gang and Tommy Shelby, their charismatic and manipulative leader (played by Cillian Murphy). It is a British period crime drama created by Steven Knight and produced by Caryn Mandabach Productions, Screen Yorkshire, and Tiger Aspect Productions, set in the 1920s. It follows the Shelby crime family’s exploits.
You may be looking for a new series to fill the gap as you wait for Season 6, the final season, to be announced. We’re here to help, and we’ve got plenty of suggestions.
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Top 7 Shows Like ‘Peaky Blinders’
Halt and Catch Fire
The American drama series Halt and Catch Fire is produced by Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers. It has been broadcast over four seasons and 40 episodes on AMC cable network in the USA, from June 1, 2014, to October 14, 2017. The serial is a satirical view of the personal computing movement of the 1980s and the rise of the global web in the early 1980s and takes place over more than a decade.
The events of Halt and Catch Fire took place in the early 1980s, shortly after the introduction of personal computers. Three renegades take on the issue, discovering that a single machine has the power to alter the future. Joe MacMillan (Lee Pace), a former IBM executive, enlists the assistance of Gordon Clark (Scoot McNairy) and Cameron Howe (Mackenzie Davis) to reverse-engineer IBM’s technologies. Netflix has all four seasons of AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire ready to watch.
Giri/Haji is a Japanese-British television series about a cop who travels to London in search of his brother, who is accused of murder. It follows a series of twists and turns that expose collision and collusion among cops as well as the gangsters with whom they are loosely affiliated. Finally, all of the players must make a decision, leaving them with an unknown future.
The Queen’s Gambit
The Queen’s Gambit is a 1983 American novel about fictional female chess prodigy Beth Harmon, written by Walter Tevis. Adoption, feminism, chess, drug use, and alcoholism are among the topics explored in this bildungsroman or coming-of-age novel.
The Queen’s Gambit follows chess prodigy, Beth Harmon, from her youth in an orphanage to her victorious rise through the Grandmaster ranks despite her battles with tranquilizer and alcohol abuse.
Call the Midwife
The story follows Jenny Lee, a newly trained midwife, as well as the work of midwives and the nuns of Nonnatus House, a nursing convent and part of an Anglican religious order, as they deal with medical issues in the 1950s in London’s desperately poor East End. Many nursing services are performed by the Sisters and midwives in society. However, with between 80 and 100 babies delivered per month in Poplar alone, the main focus is on assisting women in having healthy pregnancies and caring for their numerous newborns.
Designated Survivor is a David Guggenheim-created American political mystery drama television series that ran for three seasons, first on ABC and then solely on Netflix for the third and final season. Thomas Kirkman, an American educator appointed as the chosen survivor for the State of the Union address, rises from the rank of US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to President of the United States after an explosion destroys everyone in the presidential line of succession ahead of him. Kirkman juggles his inexperience as president with his quest to learn the facts about the attack.
Queen of the South
Teresa Mendoza’s story is told in “Queen of the South” (Braga). Teresa is forced to flee Mexico after her cocaine-dealing lover is assassinated, and she seeks asylum in America, where she joins up with an unlikely figure from her past to bring down the head of the same drug trafficking racket that has her on the run. She discovers the trade’s methods and strategically prepares herself to become the Cartel’s boss in the process.
Godfather of Harlem
The Emmy-winning drama series Godfather of Harlem stars Forest Whitaker as 1960s New York City gangster Bumpy Johnson. The second installment is set in 1964, during the civil rights protests, and will investigate the inner workings of the criminal underworld during a period of great social unrest.